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. >>> superstorm sandy would provide an economic boost to the auto industry. 250,000 new and used cars may have been ruined by sandy. a loss that could eventually lead to a spike in auto sales. overall consumer borrowing expanded in september but at a slower pace than the previous month. a sign buyers may be pulling back on credit card purchases. this is an important point because consumer and consumer spending make up two-thirds of the u.s. economy. >>> what will a second term for president obama mean to the economy? will we see compromise or fall over the fiscal cliff? joining me are two former top presidential advisers. laura tyson, chair of the economic advisers then for president clinton and marty feldstein who held the same title under president reagan. laura, marty great to have you on the program. thank you for spending the time today. >> thank you. >> good to be with you. >> marty, both sides appear to be extending an olive branch when with it comes to the fiscal cliff. do you think we will reach a compromise? and if so how and when? >> i hope so. the consequence of not reaching the co
are probably already using something this quiet genius already invented. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number 1:00 one financial news program, "wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head to a new week on wall street. corporate america had a strong message for president obama this week. ceos of a dozen of america's largest companies met with the president and warned that washington must reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president also sat down with congressional leaders and officially began negotiations. if congress doesn't act taxes on income, dividends and estates will go up and spending cuts will kick in january 1st. this week, i spoke to allen simpson ander skis bowl subpoeimpson anders skin bowls. >> you can't spend or grow your way out of. this grab hold it will be a rocky road. >> you say closing the loopholes alone brings a trillion. >> if you are willing to wipe out all of them and that may not be feasible but you can broaden the base, simplifying the code. >> you are wo
her? >> reporter: officially, they designed to tell us why they fired elaine ramirez. she said she has been targeted by the private company since she publicly exposed problems with her bus. >> this is how you're treated? this is wrong. this is wrong. and you're putting those children in unsafe equipment. >> reporter: after six years of driving special needs children in the east bay, durham bus services fired her. >> at the time you knew you were risking your job. >> yes, i did. >> did you ever speck them to fire you? >> no. i did not. >> reporter: back in may she told the investigative unit her employer was not fixing problems with her bus. >> my bus leaks massive and the brakes are going out right now. and every time i take it in for maintenance they tell me, we ain't got the parts. >> it says it right there two days after her investigation, they fixed your brakes. what does that say to you? >> that i was telling the truth the whole entire time. that durham lied. and they wanted me to just shut up and be quiet about it. well, no, i could not. because i'm transporting those ìáhp && >
for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. it is an active scene at the apple valley farms in fresno on hedges road. not far from black stone avenue. black stone is closed off there. it will be most of the day while the officers try to piece together what happened. >> police say in all four people were shot and one person is dead. two are in critical condition and one is in serious condition. they are naming the suspect as 42-year-old lawrence jones, an employee at apple valley farms. they say a little after 8:00 this morning, he was working near the cold storage area in the plant when he pulled out a handgun and opened fire. police say 30 people witnessed the shooting. more than 60 were in the building at the time. they say jones later shot himself in the head outside of the plant and he is still alive. as for a motive, police will spend the day talking to everyone to find out what may have set him off. we are having trouble with the sound on the tape. that is the chief of police in fresno. witnesses tell police that jones had not been himself in the past few days. again,
, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> and we're going to hear more from both men in just a few moments. but first nbc's kristen welker is at obama headquarters in chicago. a long-fought battle for the president? >> reporter: absolutely, lynn. the crowd was electrified when president obama walked out onto the stage behind me. of course, when president obama delivered his victory speech, in that speech he talked about meeting with mitt romney and also talked about reaching across the aisle to work with republicans on pressing issues including deficit reduction, immigration reform and, of course, jobs, lynn. that was the number one issue for voters during this election cycle. almost cost president obama his re-election. he essentially said during his speech last night that he got the message loud and clear. there were also some personal noemts to his speech. he told the crowd publicly
'll be able to reach democrats and republicans who care more about the country. an increased use of the teleprompters, to avoid mistakes >> i need your vote, i need your work, walk with me, let's walk together, tomorrow is a new beginning. >> reporter: and brian, even at this late hour, romney advisers remain very confident that they will win this election tomorrow. they dispute polls that show them trailing and cite strength of support among independents and a more enthusiastic base. >> peter alexander, starting us off with the romney campaign, thank you, peter. now over to the obama campaign, his push also rode through ohio today. his final stop in ohio, however. nbc's kristen welker has more. >> reporter: president obama is defending his firewall last stop right here in iowa, a state that holds special meaning and also crucial electoral votes. it is the last push, today, the president traveled more than a thousand miles through the three midwestern battleground states he sees as critical to the election, from wisconsin. >> are you fired up? to ohio, where he continues to capit
's mike taibbi in colorado for us. >>> well, tonight brian williams and our entire political team will be with you all night as election results come in. our special election coverage begins at 7:00 p.m., 6:00 central time right here on this nbc station. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins is down in democracy plaza. he has your weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning to you, lynn. this tonight will be a wild scene, packed. everyone wondering who will reach the magic number first of 270. we have it on the side of the building. as the states are called and their electoral votes are added up, you'll see signs rising up near the billing. when it gets to the top, a big scene late tonight or maybe tomorrow morning. hopefully no lawyers involved. let's talk about the forecast. we have minor issues fror election day. we have light rain in the forecast around seattle and olympia and portland. it's not going to cause anyone harm getting out. down in florida, we're watching heavy rain moving in there early this morning, especially from the i-4, tampa to orlando. that's a
of the storm was horrible for us respecting people's ability to get to the polls. >> reporter: this weekend the state announced it will let voters displaced by sandy e-mail or fax their ballots in. and military trucks may be deployed as backup polling stations. all these issues could lead to an election storm that leads to confusion and even chaos at the polls on tuesday. >>> we want to let you know that brian williams and our entire political team will be with you every step of the way on election night. our coverage begins at 7:00, 6 central on tuesday night. >>> amid the long lines for gas and the long wait for power, a new crisis emerges after sandy, where will people live during the long recovery. >>> and another storm, taking aim at some of the hardest hit areas. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase
brother is speaking out to us. nbc bay area in that courtroom as the suspect faced the judge for the first time today. >> reporter: well, raj, jonathan which will banks did not look very menacing in court today, but police say he is a cold-blooded killer, be and they are still looking for a second man who they say helped him. he lowered his head for most of the hearing. the lawyer for jonathan which will banks explained the posture outside the courtroom. >> i would say extremely remorseful. >> reporter: remorseful for what, sir? which will banks is charged with killing a carjacking victim and then going on a crime spree that ended in a shoot-out with san jose police. >> someone who would do something like this. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview, which will banks' younger brother couldn't answer if he thought which will banks was capable of such violence. eric which will banks says his family is torn and hoping for the best for the murder victim's family. >> we all need to unite and donate for the family. i don't know why this happened but that's the only way to make the situation bett
of california voters have already voted by mail. nbcabduro santiago joins us. >> we are at a tiny place on nop hill. only about eight voting booths and this place was packed for the first couple of hours open and then the number of voters slowed down significantly to barely a trickle. and it's been that way at a lot of polling places earlier when we were at san francisco city hall poll workers manned the front steps to collect ballot dropped off there. there is a bit of a line downstairs at the polling station where a few dozen people waited to cast their ballot. as voters made their decisions, workers for department of election were busy counting ballots. voters who do take part in every election and also some first time voters. >> my business is important so i tried to come out and do my civic duty. you know, i come out. >> i think it is really exciting. this is my first time being able to vote in a major elocation because i'm finally old enough. so it is exciting for me. >> we would normally be at the playground. but we had a little detour. so yeah, we are going to the library after that. t
for the president. david gregory is with us. chuck todd, andrea mitchell and tom brokaw. sum up what we've just seen. >> this is going to be a difficult place to manage, even with a second term. but make no mistake, brian. this is a president with some muscle. he just got re-elected after four years of a very difficult economy, that was very slow to recover. still is slow to recover. very high debt. fiscal house not in order, in any way, shape or form. a lot of challenges, two foreign wars. a lot of questions of america's influence in the world. a lot of the headwind. and he pulled this out. and it wasn't a narrow victory. this could turn out to be rather big. he brings all of that to a soaring speech, where he made a point of reaching out to governor romney, praising his father and his mother. and praising the service of mitt romney, as well, as well as his parents. hope to meet with governor romney to talk about a way forward. talked about meeting with republicans, as well. he knows he has to signal to the country, the things he has to change. they have to work together to deal with the fiscal cli
race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family becoming the third consecutive two-term president we've elected. that has not happened since the time of presidents jefferson, madison, and monroe. president obama won a decisive victory in both the electoral college and in the popular vote. the outlyer, the one state on the map not yet called is florida. and here we are on the east coast, also covering this. a nor'easter, a storm so fierce the governor of new jersey said it will move his state's recovery effort backward for a time. and here is a live picture of the map, the 30 rock stage we used as part of the election coverage last night. tonight it is part of swirling snow. back inside, we look at what happened last night as the president's historic re-election for a second term. he is back at the white house, where kristen welker has more. >> reporter: brian, good evening, after a grueling and bitter campaign, president obama returns to the white house as a two-term president. and with the economy still limping back to health, the stakes c
producer just called up and talked to us and said that this is without a doubt the largest crowd we have ever had for a concert here in the many years we've been holding concerts on the "today" show. >> we didn't just fill our plaza. we filled all the surrounding streets and city blocks. sorry, nypd, it's absolutely huge, and we'll have a concert for the fans who have been waiting since last week in some instances. >> but first breaking news and developments in the scandal that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. >> as you might imagine, a lot of players and moving parts to this story, and it's just breaking this morning. we have a quick review. it all began when jill kelley, a florida socialite and married mother of three complained about ma racing e-mails. the fbi said it traced those e-mails to this woman, paula broadwell, a married west point graduate and biographer of david petraeus. >> keep with us. that led to the eventual discovery of a romantic relationship between broadwell and general petraeus, and now general john allen is involved over his correspondence w
. tonight, the reward money has been increased. nbc bay area's kris sanchez has new details and joins us from the 7-eleven in san jose. that's where that crime spree turned deadly. >> reporter: hi, there. yes, the suspect in custody and the one still on the loose fired directly at that police officer as he sat in his car, a sitting duck, so to speak. he ducked under his dash just to make sure that he could survive the accident. that was after the suspects gunned down a young man here at the 7-eleven after trying to carjack him. a collection of things that remind rory parkpettiford's friends of him are collected near where he was killed, randomly, senselessly by two suspects on a violent crime spree on friday night in san jose. >> it just sucks. seeing this and having him just be gone. i can't call him to see what's good and just chill. i don't know. it's just really sad. >> reporter: steven mosley says his friend, parkpettiford, was good at music, full of life and helpful to his family. the suspects who allegedly killed him while trying to steal his car outside this 7-evan are ruthless.
's his first time voting in the u.s. in a presidential election. >> i'm from argentina. i'm an american citizen since 2009. >> he decided to vote early, like hundreds of thousands of other people in the south bay. >> i think this is probably one of the most important days on the calendar, is to actually come out and vote and make sure we vote for the right candidates that we feel will move our country forward in the right direction. >> reporter: the registrar's office in san jose has been processing mail-in ballots for a couple of weeks. 20,000 ballots come in ever day. in the south bay those voting by mail outnumber people that go to the polls on election day. 74% of people in santa clara county now choose to vote by mail. >> it's been very busy. we actually had the weekend voting the past two weekends. >> reporter: that means ne thes scanning machines are counting all the early votes, and they're hard at work tuesday night scanning the ballots that come in from the polls. >> i love to strovote in this country. early voting is wonderful. >> reporter: a new experience for this new ameri
take tray -- petraeus betray us. bill clinton has healed himself. and now politics mired in scandal. it's not just the family hurt but the rest of us. live longer, work longer. some propose to avoid the fiscal cliff would raise the age for social security and/or medicare and may work for some but how about the men and women whose backs, legs and heart can't wait two more years to retire? you want a 70-year-old flying the airplane? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today access tv dan rather, the bbc katty kay, "the new york times" jodi kantor and abc's sam donaldson. first up the petraeus story and it has us disturbed. washington is just as dumbfounded, torn between wonder at the dysfunction of our national security leaders and of course reluctant curiosity. dan, why does this same thing keep happening? it just happens, these powerful men, even as disciplined as petraeus. you know petraeus. >> i do know him and like him and think he's been a great patriot and public servant. but in answer to your question, i simply don't know. what we do know is it occurs, has occurre
, hose of "mad money" joins us. nice to see you. usa today put it very well graphically in their newspaper, we copied it, put it here. these are parts of the cliff, what make up the cliff. talk me through them. >> this is by far the biggest part. you basically are going to pay much higher taxes, $600 billion at stake. this is the toughest one. here, this is compilation, taxes taking people by surprise. >> if not adjusted for inflation, costs the economy $59 billion. >> social security we all knew this was a way to hire people. this is a sticking point. wealthiest people have to pay more according to democrats, republicans hate this. >> this will cost the economy $40 billion. this is where compromise has to occur. >> right. >> do you see it happening? >> no. this figure will not stand. somebody has to give. the president has to give or the republicans because this is what's going to cause a recession, if we h have a recession. >> we should all mention this didn't happen by accident. this thing was created because of failures to compromise and strike deals in the past on t
. more clashes in egypt over the weekend as police use tear gas this morning to disburse protesters in cairo. i want to start there. we have "new york times" columnist david brooks and our own andrea mitchell. andrea, this is because president morsi has seized power, a day after brokering a cease-fire between israel and hamas, he is now consolidating power. how worry side the administration about it? >> very worried, but they are very, very cautious because he is their new point of leverage really with hamas. he is the future, they thought, of trying to negotiate something and revive the israeli-palestinian talks. and now suddenly he seizes power. he was looking for this opportunity. he is threatened by the judiciary and the other mubarak forces who have, he believes, stopped the constitutional process and stymied that. but for him to do this now, at his point of greatest authority, puts the administration in a bind. and it's unclear how this is going to resolve. >> david brooks, there's a larger strategic question. there's egypt, gaza, syria, iran. there's a president's second term
presidential campaign. >> as you know, this is a pretty emotional time for us, because this is the final event of my husband's final campaign. >> reporter: today our nbc affiliate in des moines asked the president about his tears. >> a photographer got a little tear going down your left cheek. was that the cold out there or emotion? >> you know, probably a mix of both. i have to say that being back in des moines, thinking about all the folks in iowa who had worked so hard on my campaign back in '08 and then to see them still working hard back in 2012, it made me feel deeply moved and honored to have been able to be on this journey. >> reporter: this final stretch has taken on the feel of a family reunion, with aids from 2008 rejoining, some growing good luck beards, others wearing good luck charms. the president's tradition, a game of basketball with some of his closest friends and advisers. in fact we have a shot of him with one of the folks who played today, former illinois state treasurer. president obama will have dinner with his family tonight at his chicago home before watching election
of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the review starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight ahead. >>> and one of the most popular energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. >>> i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting
's going to be no peace as long as they are there in control, and u.s. policy has got to be a long, gradual process of trying to build up the non-islamists in the arab world, including in iran, across the region. >> that frames it. we'll hear more from you in the roundtable. >>> now let me turn to carl levin, chairman of course of the armed services committee in the senate. senator, to egypt. how concerned are you? is morsi a partner of the united states, or a problem? >> yes. >> he's both? >> some of both, yeah. but even though there's great concern, i think we have to be very cautious. we don't obviously want to see a democratically elected autocrat take the place of an undemocratically elected dictator. on the other hand, there are some real pluses possible here. if egypt takes some real responsibility for making the cease-fire work, we'll stop those missiles from going through the tunnels in gaza, and they seem to be moving in that direction. that can make a real difference in terms of what's going on in gaza and their attacks on israel, which have been the cause of the whole thing. >>
we not use her last name told us her daughter-in-law bought five tickets for ten dollars, waited until late thursday morning to check the numbers. >> she goes out to the car. says i guess we'll check it. she was looking at it. and she says is that a five or a six? she said i just couldn't see. she said i think it is a six. she came by here, she was shaking so bad, shaking going to the door. >> reporter: at the place the ticket was sold, those that have known the couple since the husband was in boy scouts, say a more deserving couple could not have won. >> probably couldn't have happened to a better guy. >> reporter: the husband and wife who have already shown the ticket to missouri lottery officials have three adult children and a six-year-old, a girl they adopted from china. >> it is wild, crazy to think somebody that comes in here a regular basis possibly won powerball. >> reporter: for much of thursday, the question was do the numbers hold meaning. dearborn is but 35 miles north of kansas city, home to the royals baseball team, and those winning lottery numbers, they match roy
in rockefeller plaza. >>> and it is try day friday, november 2nd, we are so happy you guys are all with us today, getting ready for our quiet weekend, i hope, after everything that everybody's been through. >> but kind of a rock and roll friday night here. >> get it kicked off. >> there's a benefit concert that nbc is putting on tonight at 8:00. matt lauer, it was his idea. >> he's hosting the whole thing. >> it's at 8:00, it's supposed to be across all nbc platforms, and the goal is to raise money for the hurricane victims. >> through the red cross, right. >> it's called hurricane sandy coming together. >> i love it. we have a lot of great, great acts coming. matt called a lot of these guys, bruce springsteen and the e-street band is going to come and perform. >> he's got these guys on speed dial. john bon jovi. >> willy joel, sting, christinaal lara. -- christina aguilera. >> nbc, msnbc, bravo, g-4, usa. >> wow. >> and streamed. >> gosh, we're big. >> we are humongous. anyway. >> it will be from 8:00 to 9:00 eastern time on the east coast. taped delay again for the west coast. a lot of people
mechanism he uses to get to know young people. he's done it throughout his life. so it was an opportunity for me to interview him on a run. and i think it was -- i thought i'd test him, but he was going to test me. and it ended up being kind of a test for both of us and so we both ran pretty quickly. but that was the foundation of our -- [ laughter ] -- relationship. when i was in kabul we would do a lot of interviews on runs. for him it was a good distraction from the war. of course he's a bit concerned, as someone in his position would be, about legacy, and he also, you know, came at it from a mentoring point of view and wanted to help me with this project. >> petraeus 60. she's 40, a mother of two, married herself. what more stands out to you this morning? >> that obviously he was enchanted with her. interestingly enough i think the david petraeus story is not going away. just this coming week there are going to be hearings in the house in the intelligence committees on benghazi episode a month ago where four americans including the ambassador were killed. it turns out that petraeus a
crowd. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer, thank you for joining us, it has been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast, many are without power, and recovery is still slow. nbc's jay gray has more on how neighbors are helping neighbors. >> reporter: the clean up has come from some who suffered the most. >> everybody is looking after everybody else, helping each other. >> reporter: survivors, coming together in the wake of sandy. >> this is a disaster that has touched home for us. it is our job to go out here with the people. >> reporter: making meals. >> reporter: and volunteer doctors taking care of those who have no place to go. >> i think that they made the right decision. >> reporter: she was supposed to compete in the new york city marathon this weekend. when the race was cancelled, she agreed now is not the time to run. instead, she stayed to help. >> i can't even imagine like losing everything. so if i could do something to help, you know, whatever little i could do, i want to do it. >> reporter: support also continues to pour in by th
. what a nice day in store for us which has already begun. looking out at san jose. maybe some haze there. we will have a full look at the forecast with christina. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. we begin with decision 2012 and the race for the white house. yes, one more day to go. the candidates making the final push in six swing states. >> in 25 minutes, president obama will be holding a rally in ohio. earlier this morning, he was in madison, wisconsin for another rally telling voters there, quote, it's time to finish what we started. the president will wind up election day eve in iowa. >> and meantime mitt romney is in virginia drumming up support there. he will soon head out to the richest prize, that, of course, being ohio. whoever takes ohio has a better shot to lock up that 270 electoral votes needed to claim the presidency. that is when we find nbc bay area's tracie potts with the latest. >> reporter: pulling out all the stops, governor romney takes aim at president obama this morning. >> you know w
, new jersey, for us this morning. danielle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. we're waking up to a couple inches of snow here in trenton. behind me, a downed tree that possibly fell during the height of last night's storm. and for the hundreds of thousands of people still trying to recover from sandy, this was the last thing they needed. rain, snow, and wind at times over 60 miles an hour is drenching homes. entire communities already rearranged by hurricane sandy. >> it's overwhelming. >> it's very sad. it's very sad to see us getting pounded again. >> reporter: waves lashed out on beaches nearly washed away in last week's superstorm leading to new fears of flooding. from sea bright to queens, people are seeking shelter once again. >> a warm shelter is available for free at hillcrest high school. >> reporter: even as crews rushed to problematic power lines, hundreds of thousands just getting their lights back on are back in the dark. >> it's just, it's a little insult to injury, but that's mother nature. >> reporter: for others who never had their power restored,
petraeus comes days before congressional hearings over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we'll get reaction this morning from capitol hill and the very latest reporting on this developing story from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, who broke the story friday afternoon. also the president and republicans get set to negotiate new taxes and spending cuts. is a breakthrough possible? >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. we've debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans but as americans. now, we want you to lead. >> where does it all go from sneer we'll ask democratic senator from new york chuck schumer and republican senator from oklahoma tom coburn. also we check in with cnbc's jim cramer, hear about the economic stakes should washington fail to avert fiscal disaster by the end of the year. plus, what is the future of the gop after a stinging defeat for romney and the republic
the general petraeus scandal. the pentagon now says the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is connected to jill kelley. details ahead. >>> plus a late night search by the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face incredibly wide swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything we've seen before. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. there are stunning new details in the scandal that brought down cia chief general david petraeus. the news comes just days before four-star general john allen was to appear at a confirmation hearing for a new role, overseeing our military throughout europe. that nomination is now on hold at the order of the president. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill this morning. tracie. >> reporter: good morning everyone. lawmakers here want some answers and they may get them from the cia and fbi. they have a closed-door briefing on all this coming up tomorrow, a scandal that now involves t
. this was a three-story house of hamas militants. israel says it's using precision strikes against gaza. >> there were eight people in this house when they were attacked and they have already pulled out three bodies. there was total panic as rescue cr crews gasans feel that israel what no regard for life. israel warned gazans to stay away from all hamas locations. this man lived next to a hamas police station. now he doesn't have a home. we can expect anything from israelis. mourners for another hamas militant targeted today, witnesses showed up with the shell that killed the young militants. they say it was fired from an israeli ship. and warships fired more rounds. but that volley didn't stop the funeral. more about expressing defiance here than sadness. they're taking this man's 9-year-old niece to be buriey b. israel wants to eliminate hamas's leadership, but that's coming increasingly as a cost to civilians. >> reporter: this is martin fletcher in tel aviv. more than a hundred strikes from gaza today. half of israel's 3.5 million people are now within range of hamas long range rock
. but israel will have to give up its attempt to cow us and look like it is a surrender. >> reporter: what are they asking from the palestinian side? >> they start with -- a call for surrender, i mean, you stop, you deliver your weapons and then we'll see what to do. >> reporter: a truce is in the works, but until that happens gaza remains under attack. richard engel, nbc news, gaza. >>> this is martin fletcher in southern israel where everyone is desperate to know, ground invasion of gaza or truce? officials say it is 50/50, leaving three and a half million israelis at the mercy of palestinian rockets, defended by israel's new hero, the iron dome, an anti-missile defense system made in israel, helped by america. of 900 rockets fired at israel in six days, only about 30 hit populated areas. >> we enjoy the iron dome which is a huge success. and luckily -- >> reporter: there is a siren now? >> right. >> reporter: there is a siren now. just to see what happens -- >> it will only fire. >> reporter: the system calculates which rockets will hit an inhabited area and knocks it out like here, and
ingenious tricks retailers use to get you to spend more and more of your hard-earned cash. >>> speaking of shopping, today is small business saturday. a day for you to support the local mom and pop shops in your town. you can do it every day, of course. something very important to new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who will join us to talk about it in our next half hour. >>> then an unusual punishment for a convicted killer in oklahoma. a teenager was sentenced to spend ten years in church after pleading guilty to manslaughter. the ruling has sparked a legal dispute and we'll hear from both sides in that case. >>> a bit later, we'll switch gears with a look at tonight's power ball jackpot drawing. there are 325 million reasons or so to buy a ticket. it is one of the biggest jackpots in history. did you buy one? will you buy one? >> i am going to play and then i am going to pray. >> i like that strategy. i like it. >> we'll see if it works this time. >>> we do want to begin with the death of actor larry hagman. msnbc's thomas roberts is here with a lot more on that. good morning. >>
billy joel just to name a few. join us for that special. >> great cause, great show. have a great one. >>> good morning. more misery as the northeast sandy. a new threat, another storm the new jobs report is out this morning. it is mixed news. 171,000 jobs added. the unemployment rate up slightly to 7.9%. we will get reaction from both campaigns. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the count down has gun for air oh smith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, welcome to "today." 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on friday. i am matt lauer. >> i am savannah guthrie. it has been a hard week around here. we are excited to have something to smile about. aerosmith is here. >> i listened to the check. and the visual of them on the concert stage is something to remember. it is a great distraction. but only a distraction from the on-going problems in the wake of the storm sandy. this
scrutiny about that benghazi attack. erica? >> what can you tell us about the acting director, kristen, mike morrell? will he now testify, again? as you heard this week is the hearing on the benghazi attacks? >> that's what is expected. michael morrell is a career agent at the cia. he joined back in 1980 when he was 21 years old as an economic analyst. what's so interesting is that he is one of the top people who was briefing president obama during the planning process to take down osama bin laden. so president obama has an immense amount of confidence in michael morrell and that is giving him confidence as they head into this transition period with the cia. >> and in terms of members of congress, and the intelligence community, obviously, an interesting reaction there. did it come as a complete shock? >> a complete shock. i was working the phones all day long talking to my sources, both at the white house, and on capitol hill. and they just say they would have never expected this from david petraeus. his reputation really was sterling. so there was a lot of shock, a lot of sadness. yo
storm now behind us most folks are saying so far so good. after spending the morning indoors trisha lacey and little anna took advantage of the break in the storm to let out some steam. the lacey's are gearing up for some soggy days ahead. >> i think that it will be fine. whether i go stir crazy at home with my three kids is another story. movie night, breaks when we can. >> reporter: round one swept through this morning making driving a bit treacherous. but it didn't last long. by noon the rain clouds were moving on out. pg&e says while power problems have been minimal so far with more rain on the way that could change. they are urging everyone to be ready. >> we recommend that you have a flashlight and radio as well as fresh batteries on hand. we also recommend that you freeze water in plastic bins so if the laek trisity goes out you have something to keep cool. crews are working hard to clean storm drains and sweep streets. >> i saw yesterday that the street cleaner was going around at 5:30 at the night. i know people are working overtime and we are all very appreciative. >> repo
. dylan dreyer will bring us up to speed on that in a moment. >>> the latest from sandy's aftermath. at least 111 deaths in the u.s. are now attributed to the storm, most of them here in the new york and new jersey area. more than 2 million people still without power, mostly in new york city's outer boroughs and the suburbs. and there's growing frustration over a shortage of gasoline and heat as people wait in line for hours to fill up cars. >> those long lines aside, many storm victims also dealing with uncertainty and anxiety as they try to piece their lives back together. dr. nancy snyderman will be here with advice on dealing with the stress caused by hurricane sandy. >>> and it was supposed to be race day for some 47,000 runners in the new york city marathon. the event, of course, canceled on friday, much to the disappointment of many of those who were supposed to run. we'll tell you how some of them plan to spend this it day running for a much different cause. >>> and if you are like many people you may be ready for the election to be over. believe it or not, though, from clin
. >> you have to do your part. >> reporter: hamilton county election official tells us they've processed 22,000 voters, almost as many as 2008. >> as long as they're in line by the cut-off time, they get a chance to vote. >> reporter: sarah drove home five hours just to vote. >> we're a swing state. it's important to get all the democratic votes that we can. ♪ >> reporter: across town, president obama continued his star-studded tour across ohio. >> governor romney has been having a tough time here in ohio because everybody knows he was against saving the auto industry. you don't scare people just to scare up votes. >> reporter: our latest nbc-"wall street journal" poll shows this race is a dead heat, 48-47 barely favoring the president. reuters reports similar margins in florida, virginia, colorado and ohio. governor romney is now focusing on pennsylvania, a state that hasn't voted republican in 20 years. >> i can't wait for us to get started. he's hoping we settle. americans don't settle. we listen to the voice that says we can do better. >> reporter: increasingly we are seeing all roads
. with us today, jon meacham, presidential historian and author of "thomas jefferson: the art of power," michael beschloss, presidential historian, annette gordon-reed, author of "the hemingses of monticello," and jodi kantor, "new york times" writer. as president obama looks to his special terms, historians look at his past with great decisions and great achievements. the president met with several historians during his first term to get their vials. in fact, jodi kantor has written about those sessions between the president and the historians. how does history judge most presidents? george washington and f.d.r. in the top three and lincoln is number one, and fourth, thomas jefferson. i'm so impressed that you got to write the book. what gives thomas jefferson, the author of the declaration of independence, the right to be up there with the top three? del there are three things. one, he doubled the size of the country with the louisiana purchase, seizing a moment that might have slipped away. napoleon rethought this real estate deal and jefferson moved more quickly, got it done. i thi
is former adviser to george w. bush. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. nice to be with you. >> start with the job numbers on friday. the last jobs report before the election. what do they tell us about 34erk's economy today? what impact do you expect it to have on the election? >> i don't think it will have much impact on the election because it is not that a much different from the overall trend over the last year ito 18 months. i think it was a fairly solid number. certainly better than expected and you got some revisions upward on the jobs number itself. overall, growth has been relative ly modest in the u.s. and that's reflected in the jobs number. this is an encouraging month. you never want to make too much out of any one month. >> i was surprised at the numbers. ed, what do you think? >> i think there are good things that each candidate can take out of it. obviously the fact the unemployment rate ticked up to something governor romney will emphasize, higher than when the president took office. that's the headline number. i agree with austan. the fact you had 171,000 jobs this
. the investigative unit has uncovered the story. stephen stock joins us with the details. >> raj, we found more than 25,000 questionable voters throughout california. why and how is that possible? the names on the voter rolls share the exact same name, date of birth, and zip code as someone who is dead. it is fraud? human error? a problem with california's election system? we discovered it appears the answer in this case is all of the above. every trip to the mailbox during election season brings anxiety for bill morrison. >> this stuff should not be coming. >> as each election day approaches, he continues to get mail for his late wife carol, the love of his life for 33 years. >> it angers me and it hurts because she is dead. >> dead for almost a decade. she passed away on may 18th, 2004 after a four-year battle with cancer. >> she was really a good person. >> reporter: that's why it puzzles and hurts bill the all the more to find out someone has been voting in carol's name during the last two presidential elections. >> i don't know why when somebody dies it doesn't go to the elections and they just
. >> yesterday we ran out of time. if you had a tie of 269-269, show us how that would be possible. >> reporter: let me show you how possible it is. the president won ohio and its 18 votes. you had wisconsin and its 10, either two states they feel good about. that's 269. all you'd have to have is mitt romney get florida, virginia, colorado, iowa, it's very close. the toughest state here to make this se ncenario work would be nevada. it's a state a that a lot of republicans and democrats slightly leans in the democratic category. but it's not an implausible scenario. if nobody got 270 then the house of representatives would decide who the president was, but the u.s. senate would vote on who the vice president was. that means the most likely outcome under this scenario is a romney/biden scenario. >> another scenario if ohio is too close to call. >> here's the problem with ohio. they have a new law that says provisional ballots, and these are ballots that are questioned there, maybe somebody didn't bring an i.d., maybe a signature is off, they will let you vote, but you get put in a separate stack
the department. nbc bay's damian trujillo joins us from headquarters. not long ago, this was among the best departments in the country. where is it going from here? >> reporter: morale asinking here and it's been difficult. it remains a strong department but getting more and more difficult by the moment. the chief sent this memo to city hall, alerting them that the number of officers he has available to suit up has dropped to less than 1,000. that number alarming to those victims of crime and to those still here on the force. the robbers haven't been back to the west coast wheels and tire shop in san jose but left an impression with one of the workers tied with duct tape and held at gun point while they em tied the cash register. >> i think about it all the time. >> reporter: police haven't caught the bad guys, with fewer investigators they may never. for the first time in a long time the police warned city leaders at this point in time he only has 978 officers who are able to suit up. >> if you factor in the disability and recruits who aren't able to work the streets yet, it dips below 1,0
's the fallout and the future of the gop? with us, tea-party backed congressman raul labrador, tom friedman, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, republican strategist mike murphy, and nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning. with the president's national security team under fire over the petraeus resignation and the benghazi attacks, the president arrived on the world stage this morning for a summit in east asia, and he's got new worries on his mind about the prospect of a war in the middle east as israel and palestinian militants get closer to the brink this weekend. israel expanding its air assault against hamas and palestinian militants continuing to fire rockets into civilian areas of southern israel. that's where i want to begin this morning. i've got nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell and "new york times" columnist tom friedman. who better to have to dis
and almost went over the side. the fire truck ladder and basket were used to rescue the 38-year-old driver. he was arrested for dui. >>> okay, so you can forget about sugar plums dancing in their heads. take a look at this because these salvation army volunteers are putting the beat on the street. they're hoping that by doing more than ringing their bells they will attract the attention of people preoccupied with holiday shopping and boost donations to the red kettle drive. they have some moves there. he has some moves. we'll send it back over to erica and carl. >> they had to do a little gangnam style. i saw them out here lip-synching, the ladies had some mad moves on them. >> thanks, thomas. >>> meanwhile, dylan is back with a check of the weather. whether you are shopping or traveling today, right? >>> most areas, as i said before, actually look okay. the trouble spots, the great lakes region. we also officially have an end to the growing season across the southeast. temperatures have dipped below freezing. we're starting off the day through alabama, through georgia, down in the 20s thi
, you can also go to nbcbayarea.com. and you can send us your pictures. >> the cold-blooded murders of two teenage girls in oakland have a community reeling tonight. the girl just 15 and 16 were killed over the weekend in a hail of gun fire. and as jody hernandez reports, neighbors stay shootings are the tipping point for what already feels like a war zone. >> there will never be a day i won't miss my daughter. not one. >> reporter: she is beside herself. thinking about how her 16-year-old daughter bobby and her daughter's best friend, 15-year-old raquel, died. the two girls were brutally gunned down in an east oakland neighborhood early sunday morning. >>hese ladies were screaming like help! >> reporter: monique jefferson and jed hamilton were among the neighbors who ran to the girls' aid. they held her hand as she took her last breath. >> i was telling her to hold on. stay strong. >> reporter: neighbors say the killings are over the top even for oakland. with 116 people kill in the east bay city so far this year, some say it is time for the federal government to step in and take t
insisted on insulating their basement free of charge. >> the owner of dunkin' donuts came directly to us and brought us donuts and coffee every day. >> the teacher from the high school drove by today and gave us hot dogs and chips. communities are strong here. >> reporter: still, it's 52 degrees inside. snow is piling up outside in freezing temperatures. and any sense of normal still feels very far away. so why stay? >> we called all the hotels, there's no hotels to stay at. there's people that have invited us to stay, but it's uncomfortable. >> reporter: there's also a subtle fear in leaving. >> people are worried that their homes are going to get broken into. >> reporter: sharon's parents live a mile away but spend each night here. their own home also dark and even colder. o dark and even colder. despite the snow, they're finally starting to see signs of hope. a week and a half after sandy. >> today's the first day that two or three good things have happened, you know. and from coming to the house to the garbage men coming down the street. >> mother nature can be ugly right now, but th
to consumers using mobile devices. shoppers spent more than $1 billion. is this the sign we've been waiting for that the economy is finally on the mend? we're going to ask a guy who just might be the best investor ever to walk this earth. how is that for an introduction. >> pretty good. >> warren buffett, glad to have you here. >> all right. an important health warning. if you've having a grapefruit or grapefruit juice for breakfast this morning, it can have serious, even fatal side effects, if you're using certain medications. dr. nancy snyderman will be here to explain that. >> a lot of medications take. like mother, like daughter. anna nicole smith's little girl is modeling for the clothing brand guess just like her mother did. we'll have more on that story. >>> we're also going to tell you about a recent health scare for oprah winfrey. >> we want to begin with cyber monday, big success. diana alvear is live from phoenix at the amazon.com fulfillment center. good morning to you. >> reporter: lots of happy faces on the floor this morning. now that it's clear the consumers were out in full
>> rock the vote. thanks so much for being with us. have a great weekend, everybody. enjoy that sunshine. >> sigh tomorrow. >>> good morning. down to the wire. president obama and governor romney in a dead heat on the final day before the election. the candidates making their last-minute pitches in battleground states >> turn out for me. we'll win ohio. we'll win this election. >> paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. >> less than 24 hours to go, both have a clear shot at victory. what will decide this race? we have it all covered from our election home on democracy plaza today, monday, november 5th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, and welcome to democracy plaza. i'm mate lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. this will be our home for a couple of days. after a year of campaigning, a billion dollars spent, maybe more, it's anyone's guess who will come out on top tomorrow night, if we
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